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I have a lead into some AMG monoblocks. These came off a 1991 300SL. Prior to that, these wheels were on a 2001 E430. I will need to grab it quick so even though this subject has been discussed in detail in the past, I was hoping for some quick guidance.

These are staggered wheels with low profile tires. Offsets are:

OFFSET :
FRONT: 31 MM
REAR: 35 MM
BOLT PATTERN: 5 X 112

Sizes:
FRONT: 18" X 8"
REAR: 18" X 9"

Also, how would they look on my 420SEL? Too big? Size is 18" as you can see. Car currently has the stock Gullideckel wheels.
 

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I have a lead into some AMG monoblocks. These came off a 1991 300SL. Prior to that, these wheels were on a 2001 E430. I will need to grab it quick so even though this subject has been discussed in detail in the past, I was hoping for some quick guidance.

These are staggered wheels with low profile tires. Offsets are:

OFFSET :
FRONT: 31 MM
REAR: 35 MM
BOLT PATTERN: 5 X 112

Sizes:
FRONT: 18" X 8"
REAR: 18" X 9"

Also, how would they look on my 420SEL? Too big? Size is 18" as you can see. Car currently has the stock Gullideckel wheels.
With those offsets you may want to check out wheel spacers of up to 20 mm. The correct offset for an 8" rim on our cars would be 11 mm and a 9" rim should be somewhere between 11 mm and 18 mm (or about the offset on my 8.5" and 10" AMG 3-piece rims).

The rims may fit without spacers, but they're going to sit a bit deeper in the wheel wells. IMHO the best look is when the wheels are just about flush with the fenders.

It's a personal opinion thing whether 18" is "too big" or not. Some like the larger size, other's hate it. If you keep the overall tire diameter roughly the same (to have an accurate speedometer) your ride will suffer as you'll have less sidewall than the stock 15" wheels.
 

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Yes, I am going to pass on these AMG Monoblocks. I am not going anything above 17 inch. THe hint for correct AMG style wheels will continue. Cannot bring myself to spend the big $$$ for new wheels.
 

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Those spec monoblocks are off an W210 E55 AMG and they actually look fine a W126
The fronts bolt straight up and the rears require a 15mm spacer (10mm will work but 15mm is ideal) and requires longer lug bolts (50mm shank for 10mm spacer of 55mm shank for 15mm spacer) from EZaccessory in USA Ball Seat Lug Bolt
They also sell the MB spec spacers Mercedes Benz Wheel Spacers | Mercedes Hubcentric Wheel Spacers
Just need to make sure tire profile matches existing MB tire height
 

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